The reinforcement of Western countries’ borders, the transfer of the control of these frontiers to other nations, the rapid mutations of the societies of sending countries, transforming the conditions of migration : new flows, new profiles, new projects, new issues, new risks involved, which policies coproduced by governments try to influence, provoking unexpected itineraries as a result.
This research theme questions the recompositions produced by these modifications of national and international migration flows in processes linked to the life cycle, employment, the transmission of knowledge, social hierarchies and political mobilizations. It involves the working conditions of migrants and the circulation of elites in a context of globalized economies and learning, even as migratory careers are more and more diversified. It puts into perspective the constraints which governments who control movement place upon migratory practices, as well as on strategies constructed locally by migrants. It also aims to study the transformation of sending and receiving countries through the mobility of individuals.
– Researchers : M. Hovanessian, M. Laëthier, N. Puig, S. Souchaud Doctoral Student: L. Rosenfeld A common history among different types of mobility (slave trade, colonization, world wars, and colonial conflicts), postcolonial and contemporary relationships between governments and societies that take a multitude of shapes, and current and past mobilities (migrations, circulations…) makes migration and migratory projects an integral part of the social representation that we seek to decipher. Research in [Lire la suite…]